[AusNOG] Reference clock for SDH network

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Tue Oct 27 15:07:55 EST 2009

On Tue, 27 Oct 2009, Damien Gardner Jnr wrote:
> On 27/10/2009, at 12:19 PM, Tom Storey wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Can anyone suggest a clock that is able to produce a 2mbit/2mhz
> > sync signal to use as a reference for an SDH network?
> > The network is detatched from any existing SDH networks, so I have
> > to clock it from scratch.
> > So far I have only come across one that is around the $3k mark
> > (Oscilloquartz), and my googlefu is failing me at the moment.
> I'm obviously missing something here, but how on earth can a crystal,
> a couple of caps and resistors, and maybe a transistor or two or an
> IC work out to the $3k mark??
> I'm assuming you're actually looking for something more complex than
> a simple 2mhz clock signal??

Depends what level of jitter and stability you need.

A rubidium conditioned signal source could easily cost that much.

If the jitter and stability aren't a big issue then a $5 XTAL from 
Jaycar will do though ;)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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